What's it like to live in Bradford?
Bradford is a diverse, vibrant and well-connected city in the heart of Yorkshire.
Full of history - Bradford was once the wool capital of the world - it is an exciting time in the city, with new developments such as the Broadway shopping centre, a new underground retail complex, and the restoration on the beautiful Odeon building overlooking City Park.
As well as the city centre - home to the University's main campus - Bradford includes several smaller towns and villages, each with their own distinctive character.
From the pubs, clubs, galleries and restaurants of the city centre to the hills and tea rooms of Ilkley and Haworth, and everything in-between, you can find it all in Bradford.
Did you know...
- Population: 528,155 (Office for National Statistics, 2015)
- Bradford is the first UNESCO City of Film
- Named Curry Capital of Britain five years in a row (2011 - 2015)
- Bradford has more than 40 public parks
- Home to the National Media Museum
- Bradford has an international airport, direct trains to London, and is close to M1 and M62
Entertainment & Nightlife
Bars, restaurants, cinemas, Students' Union nights out. There's lots to keep you entertained in Bradford.
Culture, Heritage & Outdoors
There is so much to see and do in the Bradford district, from wandering around a museum to hiking across the landscape made famous by the Brontë sisters.
From independent shops and boutiques, to markets, to the new Broadway shopping centre, you'll find everything you need in Bradford.
Whether you like football, rugby league, athletics or swimming, Bradford has a team and facilities for you.